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Origin of moderate

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English moderate (adjective) moderaten (verb), from Latin moder膩tus (past participle of moder膩r墨 鈥渢o mitigate, restrain, control鈥), equivalent to moder膩- verb stem (see modest) + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for moderate

1. Moderate, temperate, judicious, reasonable all stress the avoidance of excess鈥攅motional, physical, intellectual, or otherwise. Moderate implies response or behavior that is by nature not excessive: a moderate drinker, a moderate amount of assistance. Temperate, interchangeable with moderate in some general uses, usually stresses the idea of caution, control, or self-restraint: a surprisingly temperate response to the angry challenge. Judicious emphasizes prudence and the exercise of careful judgment: a judicious balance between freedom and restraint; judicious care to offend neither side. Reasonable suggests the imposition or adoption of limits derived from the application of reason or good sense: a reasonable price; a reasonable amount of damages allotted to each claimant. 8. See allay.

OTHER WORDS FROM moderate

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How to use moderate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for moderate

moderate

adjective (藞m蓲d蓹r瑟t, 藞m蓲dr瑟t)
noun (藞m蓲d蓹r瑟t, 藞m蓲dr瑟t)
a person who holds moderate views, esp in politics
verb (藞m蓲d蓹藢re瑟t)

Derived forms of moderate

moderately, adverbmoderateness, nounmoderatism, noun

Word Origin for moderate

C14: from Latin moder膩tus observing moderation, from moder膩r墨 to restrain
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